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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1749 closed defect (wontfix)

administrative fields clutter the screen

Reported by: Ian Leader <__ian.leader__@…> Owned by: Christian Boos
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: ticket system Version: devel
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

When using a trac env where I have TRAC_ADMIN or TICKET_ADMIN permission, I am sometimes presented with more functionality/power than I need day-to-day (delete this page, change ticket description, etc.)

These clutter the screen, and increase the risk of me changing/breaking something accidentally.

I would propose a function where you have a default set of permissions when you log in, and you can switch into admin mode, which will give you all of your admin permissions (or the other way round).

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toggle-description-r5118.diff (1.8 KB ) - added by Christian Boos 15 years ago.
Make the description field hidden by default

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comment:1 by Matthew Good, 16 years ago

Summary: Toggle in and out of admin mode for users with TRAC_ADMIN permission and similaradministrative fields clutter the screen

Well, I don't really see the buttons as a problem. However, the ticket description field can get in the way when you're not using it. Rather than toggling the admin privileges I'd rather change the UI a bit so that it's not a problem. Perhaps making the description section collapsible with a bit of JavaScript would work.

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by sid, 15 years ago

Replying to mgood:

Well, I don't really see the buttons as a problem.

I don't have a problem with the administrative buttons either — if needed, you can always create a separate admin user to do administrative tasks only, similar to the Unix philosophy to only log in as root when you need to.

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 15 years ago

… this is mitigated by the fact that it's not easy to "switch" identity (related to #791)

comment:4 by Christian Boos, 15 years ago

Component: generalticket system
Milestone: 0.11
Owner: changed from Jonas Borgström to Christian Boos

We could make the description field collapsed by default, e.g. attachment:toggle-description-r5118.diff

by Christian Boos, 15 years ago

Make the description field hidden by default

comment:5 by Christian Boos, 14 years ago

Milestone: 0.11.1
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Closing as wontfix in reference to comment:1 and comment:2. See #7062 for toggling the description text area or some other means.

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